FIVE DAY FIRST AID TRAINING COURSE BEGINS AT GUNJUR BEACH TODAY
An Intensive five day First Aid training kicks off today at Gunjur Community Fisheries Centre sponsored by Gunjur Development Association(GDA) and Gunjur Project (Gambia), the training course which comprises of 60 participants has been divided in two groups of 30 people in the morning and 30 in the afternoon. The training was inspired by recent drowning cases, two of which occurred in Gunjur and one at Senegambia Beach and many other related accidents within the communities along the coastlines. As a result of these, GDA and Gunjur Project took it upon itself to organise this training course in order to minimise accidents within the communities and to give first aid assistance to the victims before they reach the hospital. The training course which is being facilitated by Musa Colley and Baba Janneh from Care Life Association Gambia saw people from Gunjur, Kartong, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Fire and Rescue Service at Gunjur Beach, Gunjur Police Station and as well as fishermen at Gunjur Beach.
The training course which is describe by many as timely and much needed is also being attended by Public Health personnel, the Gunjur Scout Band and Red Cross Society members. At the end of the program the participants will be equipped with skills necessary to give assistance to patients before they reach qualified medical personnel at a health care facility. Participants will be awarded and presented with certificates at the end of the five day course. The training ends on Friday 27th July.